SeungWoo Choi is a Korean-born mixed martial artist who currently fights in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Born in Incheon, Korea on June 26, 1989 to parents Soo-Jin and Seung-Hee Choi, SeungWoo developed an early passion for martial arts through learning Hapkido from his father. After he graduated from high school in 2008, he decided to move to Japan where he trained at Tiger Gym. It was there that he became adept at both judo and kickboxing.
In 2011, Choi made his professional debut, winning by knockout in a four round bout against Kazuki Kondo. He went on to become one of Japan’s top ranked fighters with wins over notable opponents such as Yusuke Yachi and Isao Kobayashi before making his UFC debut in 2017 against Ricardo Ramos at UFC Fight Night 117. Unfortunately for him this ended up being a loss via submission due to an Anaconda Choke within two minutes of the fight beginning; however it would not be long before SeungWoo recaptured success inside the octagon when fought against fellow Korean prospect SungBin Ji at UFC Fight Night 141 which saw him emerge victorious after three rounds via unanimous decision – marking his first ever win within the promotion.
Since then, SeungWoo has gone on to compete four more times under the banner with mixed results – losing twice but also registering victories over Anderson Dos Santos and Oscar Negrete respectively; leading him up until now with a record (14 wins -3 losses) While currently building off these performances by training out of Root MMA under head coach Joe Schilling alongside teammates like Zabit Magomedsharipov and Raulian Paiva – Choi remains focused on returning back into contention amongst some of bantamweight division’s elite competitors while striving towards achieving championship gold one day soon
Outside of competition though other than being an avid videogamer during downtime; Seungwoo is also known as quite active member within South Korea’s sports community while appearing on several tv shows promoting its culture such as ‘Yawara!’ along with teaching its traditional fighting art Hapkido classes throughout Seoul whenever possible too further emphasize importance physical education plays upon people lives no matter their age or gender distinctions
To sum it all up: despite having competed professionally since 2011 SeunwGoo still remains as motivated now than ever before towards continuing progress competitively whilst simultaneously delving deeper into realm mixed martial arts outside octagon too help grow sport even further